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Growing Happiness – My Thinking Corner

Happiness, My Thinking Corner, State of Mind, Mental Health

Don’t go chasing to harvest happiness from afar when you haven’t even bothered to plant and water it where you are. Jacqueline

Your happiness is always where you kept it. It’s not acquired through materialism and it’s not what happens to you.

It may be absent on some days when the going is rough, but always know that it’s there in the midst of chaos, pain, sadness, failure, success, peace and all the ups and downs of life.

We harp so much on happiness that sometimes this sells the idea that we have to be in a euphoric state, floating and gliding through life that those who don’t feel that way are left wondering if something is wrong and a cycle to buy happiness commences which only leaves the purchaser shortchanged.

Accepting that it’s okay to be just okay is a key to contentment.

Growing your happiness will never be a destination that you get to and all of a sudden everything is just as perfect as you want it, but a mindset that you build from within and know that despite every situation you will remain in charge of your state of being.

Jacqueline

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Pigeon Plume…

Mundane Monday challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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When a bird leaves its feather behind, what does that signify? I’ve seen several lost feathers on the foot path and wondered what it meant. Is it that the weather is too hot and these birds are undressing themselves one feather at a time to lighten the weight and keep cool?

Give Yourself Permission – My Thinking Corner

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Give yourself the permission to press the reset button. That’s the spirit of creating abundance in your life. There’s no limitation to the number of times you can restart.

The tendency for a lot of people is that when they fail in something a couple of times, they automatically switch off trying. Every attempt to move forward is held back by the memories of failed attempts and some part of our ego as well.

Sometimes, greatness is not about how high up you get, but how low and humble you can become to rise to where you need to be and part of having the abundance mindset is knowing that the harder you fall, the more rebound you have when you give yourself the permission to reset that button and restart.

Remember, the only one counting is you.

© Jacqueline

 

Sprawled – Mundane Monday

Mundane Monday challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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The heat here simply fries one’s brain cells and slows you down.

I sure feel like this kitty. Just that I can’t sprawl at will on the sidewalk 😉

My Thinking Corner…

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You truly can’t afford the cost of staying at the bottom. That space is overcrowded. Crawl, climb, jump, keep moving in any way that you can, but just get out of there.

The problem with staying stuck at the bottom of the barrel is that there are far too many enablers who are willing to keep you company and even provide some background music to your whining.

If you want to change your direction and growth, you have to lead yourself out of that confined space. It may mean losing your backup singers but know that the orchestra sounds better the higher you go.

Saying that our destiny lies in our hands may be clichéd but nonetheless true.

Lots of times, the odds would be stacked heavily against us at the bottom, however, we mustn’t keep our eyes on the stumbling blocks in our path, but on our aspired destination and keep pushing.

An inspiring post ‘subscribe to your successful self’ from Lady Cee is a great read that buttresses these points.

Jacqueline

My Thinking Corner… Your Standards

When we lower our standards to trash, we simply succeed in putting ourselves in the trash can. Stand tall

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It’s amazing how many people go through life without any personal standards or with standards as fickle as the wind.

They never know where they stand at each point in life and a life of anything goes is what it is…anything goes, that way they don’t even know when nothing is going.

When you keep lowering your standards, you keep going downhill but when you raise them you rise with them.

Be mindful of accepting every nonsense dished out there because of the fear of being politically incorrect or being labeled as a hater.

Not everyone will meet your standards neither will you meet everyone’s standard and that’s absolutely fine.

© Jacqueline